An Epic Finale Supernatural Could Have Had If Not For COVID
If you hated the season 15 finale as much as almost everyone else in the Supernatural fandom, this alternate ending might break your heart.
Turns out the Supernatural finale could have gone in a completely different direction than the hot mess that fans ended up with.
This alternate ending of the iconic show is not even a fan theory, as it was shared by Andrew Dabb, co-executive producer and writer of Supernatural, himself, shortly after the show ended.
"When Bob Singer and I sat down to talk about Season 15 [...], we came up with something that felt like a fitting version of Sam and Dean's Heaven: all the people the boys had met along the way (or, at least, those we could convince to fly to Vancouver) crowded into a re-built Roadhouse, as the band Kansas played our (official unofficial) theme song: Carry On My Wayward Son," Dabb wrote in an emotional statement after the Supernatural finale.
This is how things might have ended had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath on the Supernatural crew. The ambitious plans to get everyone together were immediately scaled back by COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements. According to Dabb, even Kansas, "always game," could not make it due to the pandemic situation.
That's why, according to the executive producer, the team had to come up with something else. Unfortunately, that "something else" turned out to be a finale that many people in the Supernatural fandom hated because it was "unfair" to Castiel and his relationship with Dean; as well as Dean's bizarre accidental death and Sam ending up with an ambiguous woman.
"I miss what it could have been," Dabb admitted in the statement, "even though it never really existed."
However, there are those who think that Dabb's "dream ending" would not make much sense either, calling it a "meaningless cameo-fest." The "low-key Sam and Dean ending" at least made sure that the brothers were reunited with their real family, fans noted.
However, despite this closure for the Winchesters, the season 15 finale is still bothering fans. Many fan theories have offered different ways Supernatural should have ended, from Jack ending up as the real villain to Castiel getting his wings and powers back.
Currently, the Supernatural legacy lives on in The Winchesters, a Jensen Ackles-led prequel that delves into the story of John and Mary Winchesters, Dean and Sam's parents. The Winchesters airs on Tuesdays on The CW, with a 13-episode first season.